W&W & Vilarnau

Whitmore & White have a very special relationship with Caves Vilarnau Barcelona, having worked together for a number of years. Their outstanding Cava ranks amongst our best selling wines thanks to its terrific quality alongside astonishing value for money! It is served by the glass in our stores and you simply can't deny that the bottles are simply some of the most beautiful you'll see!

Vilarnau has been produced since 1949 out of centuries-old vineyards just outside Barcelona. We visited the vineyards earlier this year to celebrate the Calçotada held at Vilarnau, an annual Catalan festival involving the cooking of calçots (scallions) on a fire made using vine cuttings, which are then eaten with delicious Romanesco sauce made using local almonds and hazelnuts. Of course, no Calçotada would be complete without the Cava, which is drunk from a porron (a sort of glass pitcher shaped like a long-necked oil can!) which is poured straight into your mouth (nose, eyes, ears) from height and distance. A very messy day, but huge fun!

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